John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter Record New Violin Arrangements (UPDATED)

John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter recently met at the Sony Scoring Stage in Los Angeles for the recording of ‘Across the Stars: Music of John Williams’ an album featuring new arrangements for violin that Williams wrote for Mutter last year.

Williams performed piano in some of the cues, with Gloria Cheng and Steven Spielberg attending one of the rehearsals at the Maestro’s office in Hollywood.

Mutter will perform a program based on her new album in two concerts at Tanglewood (July 7) and Munich (September 14).

ALBUM DETAILS

Across the Stars: Music of John Williams
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release date: TBA

Tracks to be included:

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Attack of the Clones (‘Across the Stars’)
  • Cinderella’s Liberty (‘Nice to be Around’)
  • Dracula
  • The Empire Strikes Back (‘Yoda’s Theme’) *
  • The Force Awakens (‘Rey’s Theme’)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (‘Hedwig’s Theme’)
  • Markings
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (‘Sayuri’s Theme’)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (‘The Chairman’s Waltz’) – Cello Solo by Lynn Harrell
  • Munich (“Prayer for Peace”) – Cello Solo by Lynn Harrell
  • Return of the Jedi (‘Luke and Leia’)
  • Schindler’s List (‘Theme’)
  • Schindler’s List (‘Remembrances’)
  • Star Wars (‘Princess Leia’s Theme’)

All themes arranged by Williams, except * arr. Mutter.

ALBUM REHEARSALS (March 2019)

What a few days! It can’t get better than this.The great master John Williams and I rehearsed his many new…

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What an ending of a few spectacular days! Right in the middle of rehearsing “Remembrances” Steven Spielberg walked in ……

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Gloria Cheng, Williams, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Steven Spielberg at Williams’ studio at Amblin Entertainment.

ALBUM RECORDING (April 2019)

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Happy moments before going back to the legendary Sony Scoring Stage to do more of our fab film music recording. All pieces will be played at the open air in Munich on September 14th. I am thrilled to bits to have the unique honor to work so closely with this genius composer. He is rewriting and working on the scores every day while we are recording; always looking for yet another – maybe even more perfect orchestration and so on … There is such genuin joy and love for music making every day! Such a enriching experience. You will feel and hear this in our collaboration 🌟 Across the stars we fly … And look at this – a trunk full of scores with my name on it !!!!!! Omg … it doesn’t get any better than this. Tickets ☛ http://bit.ly/annesophiemutter_ticket #johnwilliams #starwars #acrossthestars #princessleia #hedwig #tintin #harrypottermovies #cinderella #yoda #rey #thechairmanswaltz #dracula #schindlerslist #theforceawakens #anewhope #theempirestrikesback #returnofthejedi #thephantommenace #attackoftheclones #revengeofthesith #theforceawakens #thelastjedi #königsplatz #openairconcert #filmmusik #moviesoundtrack #soundtrack #deutschegrammophon #dgclassics #openairclassics

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The magic days are coming to an end ….sadly! We also recorded the fab Markings today and a short version of Hedwig and Sabrina … So much breathtaking music and such an atmosphere of love and passion for every detail. This has been truly unique in my life. I will treasure these wonder – days forever. And look what the great master JW arranged for me at the end : a Black Forest cake (and some Champagne -:)) I also want so share with you a pic of my amazing producer and sound wizard Bernard Guettler. He makes my Fiddle shine …. And stay tuned: The great master has spoken a few messages to his fans; to be released when the first titel is going to be ready to be streamed. More to come also for the big open air on September 14th!!! I am sooooooo excited 😘 Tickets ☛ http://bit.ly/annesophiemutter_ticket #johnwilliams #starwars #acrossthestars #princessleia #hedwig #tintin #harrypottermovies #cinderella #yoda #rey #thechairmanswaltz #dracula #schindlerslist #theforceawakens #anewhope #theempirestrikesback #returnofthejedi #thephantommenace #attackoftheclones #revengeofthesith #theforceawakens #thelastjedi #königsplatz #openairconcert #filmmusik #moviesoundtrack #soundtrack #deutschegrammophon #dgclassics #openairclassics

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A pic together with the great cellist Lynn Harrell. He is playing the cello solo in all the themes on this CD – look out for his solos in “Prayer for Peace” and “The Chaiman‘s Waltz” . Very special indeed 😘 Tickets ☛ http://bit.ly/annesophiemutter_ticket #johnwilliams #starwars #acrossthestars #princessleia #hedwig #tintin #harrypottermovies #cinderella #yoda #rey #thechairmanswaltz #dracula #schindlerslist #theforceawakens #anewhope #theempirestrikesback #returnofthejedi #thephantommenace #attackoftheclones #revengeofthesith #theforceawakens #thelastjedi #königsplatz #openairconcert #filmmusik #moviesoundtrack #soundtrack #deutschegrammophon #dgclassics #openairclassics

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